On the motorbike doing the famous Bo Klua Loop
|Clouds near Huai Kon border|
|To the Communist Memorial|
From there I followed route 1081 until you can go to the left to "Phu Phayak" what was the latest stronghold of the Communist Party of Thailand (CPT). Nowadays there is a "Communist Memorial". To support the local hill-tribe people there is a Royal Project. More about that at another posting.
To go there is only 17-km but due to the road condition it will take you about 45-min to 1-hour. But the valley of Phu Phayak is worth the effort of going there.
|Valley of Phu Phayak|
|Inside the Communist Memorial|
After visiting Phu Phayak and did ride back to road 1081 and continued to Bo Klua, where are the famous ancient salt pits of Nan province. I did stay here overnight at "Bo Klua Kong Dang Resort".
Bo Klua is located between 2 mountain ranges and with on one side "Doi Phu Kha National Park" and on the other side "Khun Nan National Park". A stunning beautiful area and it still feels like you are at one of the last frontiers of Thailand. But that feeling will be gone in the next few years.
The next day I did ride back to Nan via the Santisuk route (instead of Pua). Wow what an amazing road to ride on the ridge of the mountain tops! Motorbike riding paradise! Be aware that between Santisuk and Nan city there are road constructions going on at the moment.
|Sunset seen from my room in Bo Klua|